IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(6): 209-216 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.6.815

Promoting An Assessment Practice for Modules in Computer Science

Jing Hua Ye
Abstract— Assessment is perhaps the most principal and imperative feature of teaching and the curriculum. It powerfully frames how students learn and what students achieve. It has a noteworthy influence on the quality of learning. A review of various contemporary assessment strategies in the light of international best practice will be presented in this paper. In the computer science field, most instructors employ teacher-centered assessments to evaluate learners’ performances. In this paper, we discuss how to adopt student-centered assessments in computer science modules. The application of these strategies will be analyzed with a specific module from the computer science discipline. This module offers students opportunities to build up some necessary problem-solving skills and to analyze and to disseminate some important concepts. The applied nature of the module necessitates a varied and multi-faceted assessment approach. In accordance with these analyses, some valuable suggestions on further enhancements are proposed in this paper.

Index Terms— Assessment, constructive alignment, feedback, teaching and learning.

Jing Hua Ye is with the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland (e-mail: jinghua.ye@cit.ie).

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Cite: Jing Hua Ye, " Promoting An Assessment Practice for Modules in Computer Science," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 209-216, 2018.

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